Illinois

Mine collapse closes Lutheran high school

Due to mine subsidence, Lutheran High School in Springfield, Ill., had to relocate before the start of the school year.

Historic LCMS church destroyed by fire during annual Oktoberfest

The cause of the fire, which occurred on Sunday, Sept. 19, is still unknown.

Lutherans help midwestern communities after late-winter tornadoes

Lutheran Early Response Teams join storm-recovery efforts in rural southeastern Missouri and central Illinois.

LCMS Illinois district presidents sign letter supporting traditional definition of marriage, religious freedom

ST. LOUIS—January 4, 2013—In advance of an anticipated vote in the Illinois Senate on a same-sex “marriage” law, the three Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Illinois district presidents joined Roman Catholic, Muslim and Mormon church leaders in signing an open letter to Illinois lawmakers in support of the traditional definition of marriage and religious freedom.